Monday, January 4, 2016

Book Review: Decorating with Carpets: A Fine Foundation

Decorating with Carpets: A Fine Foundation by Ashley Stark Kenner and Chad Stark
with Heather Smith MacIsaac
Published by Vendome Press 2015
When Stark Carpet Senior Vice President, Chad Stark and Creative Director Ashley Stark Kenner get together to co-author a book, they don't disappoint! In fact, this 248-page book is filled with gorgeous rooms that will keep you engaged and inspired for years to come.
As an aside here, when you're adding books, particularly interior design books to library, most of us want them as a sort of quick, at hand reference guide to help us get through room design, or vignette staging, to help with color and pattern pairing, art placement or perfect flower or plant arrangements. I promise that with Decorating with Carpets, you're getting all of that and more. While a definitive book on carpet, the book illustrates to work of leading interior designers, and luminaries in the design industry.
Decorating with Carpets taps the extensive and remarkable archive of Stark Carpet for interior design's greatest examples of how carpet contributes to creating the atmosphere of these luxurious, beautiful, timeless rooms. Let's take a look, shall we?
Designer Steven Gambrel uses Stark's Logo pattern carpet.
Photo credit: Eric Piasecki/OTTO

Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard uses a rug of pieced together zebra hides in his private residence.
Photo credit: Tim Street Porter
Charlotte Moss uses a custom Wilton carpet in a densely patterned floral motif.
Photo Credit: Pieter Estersohn
Designer Robert Brown uses the uber-popular Stark Antelope Ax carpet in this paneled dining room.
Photo Credit: Chris Little Photography
Designer Thomas Pheasant uses a Stark Ravi sisal rug in this gorgeous pool house.
Photo credit: Durston Saylor
Decorating with Carpets is a heavy, premier level, high-end coffee table book, suited to any design library - but I doubt it'll spend much time on the shelves. With rooms to inspire from designers Charlotte Moss, Alessandra Branca, Darryl Carter, Alexa Hampton, Katie Ridder, Michael Smith, and Vicente Wolf (just to name a few) the book will be an ever present interior design resource for you from everything to full room design to window dressing, furniture placement to vignette staging, and of course - carpet, carpet, carpet! Get your copy via the amazon link below, today!

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